President's Message - June 2021 | Craig Travel

President's Message - June 2021

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The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us; time to catch up with friends you have not seen in a while; fire up the barbecue and perhaps chat about your next vacation! We know that many of you have vacations on your minds by the calls and email inquiries we are once again receiving. Needless to say, we are thrilled to help you start planning.

If you are thinking of exploring Europe next year and are looking for inspiration, I encourage you to peruse our eight exciting itineraries by land and river, that include the historic Passion Play in the enchanting town of Oberammergau, Germany.

Consider the “Heart of Europe”, a journey that takes in the musical heritage, culture, and literature of four of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.

"Gems of the Swiss Alps” takes us through some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery; snowcapped mountains (think the Matterhorn) and glacial lakes; colourful farms scattered throughout lush green valleys and picturesque rustic chalets, their flower boxes bursting with colour. All this before heading to Oberammergau for a two night stay and attendance at the famous Passion Play!

Croatian Adventure” is a magical excursion along the stunning Dalmatian coast. Turquoise waters, tranquil harbours surrounded by quaint stone villages and of course, Dubrovnik with its marble and granite streets and a charm unlike anywhere else. We continue our journey through Croatia before heading north to the lagoon city of Venice with time to explore before continuing to Innsbruck and on to Oberammergau.

Architecture, art, culture, the history of Rome, the eternal city, Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and the stunning Tuscan countryside make the “Wonders of Italy” a delightful discovery before heading to Oberammergau and the highlight of our journey, the Passion Play!

Heart of Germany” explores the country’s long past as we travel through charming cities and towns, through beautiful scenery and crossing historic borders. Cross to the Czech Republic for a two night stay in Prague before arriving in Oberammergau.

For many, the Passion Play is the grand finale of a tour of the “Holy Land.” On this special journey, experience the land where Jesus lived and died and then continue to experience the enactment of His Life and Passion in the village of Oberammergau. We have you covered with a choice of six tour dates from May through September. This is our most popular itinerary and most groups are almost sold out already. Reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Lastly, we have secured space on two wonderful AmaWaterways river cruises. Take a look at the “Enchanting Rhine” and “Melodies of the Danube”, each featuring seven nights cruising plus exciting land journeys culminating in Oberammergau!

If you are considering Europe in 2022, I highly recommend one of these adventures. Our series of Passion Play tours is already 60% sold and several dates have limited space. Bookings are coming in and this historic series of performances happens only once every decade. Take note of our early booking bonus, which is offered on all departures!

On another topic, I want to mention that although our August Newfoundland/Labrador tour has been cancelled, there is an opportunity to travel on the same itinerary for anyone interested. Our land operator in Newfoundland is offering a tour on August 6 for independent travellers. We would be happy to make these arrangements for you.

Please call us with your questions, comments and to reserve your space on that next vacation! We wish you a safe, happy, carefree summer.

Happy Travels,
Robert Craig/ President